The public looks forward to intriguing artists talks at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design by artists and designers from across the country. The events are enriching, educational and always free and open to the public.
Award-winning illustrator and picture book author James Bennett will be at PCA&D on Tuesday, April 8 at noon, when he will present an artist talk about his work and the industry. The event is free and open to the public.
Bennett has produced numerous picture books for children, including "Halloween", by Jerry Seinfeld,and "Tell Me A Scary Story, But Not Too Scary," by Carl Reiner, both which appeared on the New York Times best seller list.
His work has appeared in the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Time, Business Week, and many more.
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about all our artist talks and gallery events.
Talks from the fall 2013 semester included:
Laylah Ali and Gerald Cyrus (shown below) was featured in the "Mosaic Project: Laylah Ali and Gerald Cyrus" exhibit. Ali and Cyrus each presented free artist talks for the community and worked with area high school and middle school students.
The Mosaic Project is a multicultural exhibition and educational program for students and families in Lancaster County. Read more about it here.
See photos on our Facebook wall.
Interdisciplinary artist Daren Kendall presented an artist talk in October.
Thomas Wedell returned to PCA&D was guest speaker in November.
Skolos and Wedell were graduation speakers at PCA&D in May 2012. Click here to read about their presentation to the Class of 2012.
Letterer, graphic designer and illustrator Mary Kate McDevitt visited PCA&D on February 4 for an artist talk and workshop for Graphic Design students.
February 7: Illustrator James Ransome spoke about "Robert Cunningham: Artist/Illustrator," in conjunction with an exhibit of work by this prolific artist who passed away in 2010.
Photographer Nate Larson presented an artist talk on February 14.
Elizabeth Duffy, multidisciplinary artist, visited PCA&D on March 11. Duffy is a multidisciplinary artist whose work engages practices of process-based drawing, installation, sculpture and photo. Her work is influenced by feminist art, an itinerant way of life, and the confluence of art with everyday life.
March 20: Panel discussion in conjunction with the exhibt in PCA&D's Main Gallery, "Folklore." Moderated by PCA&D Gallery Director Heidi Leitzke, guest panelists were Benjamin Edmiston, Clare Grill and Baker Overstreet.
April 3: Multi-disciplinary artist Irvin Climaco Morazan, of Hunter College/The City University of New York.